To improve access to healthcare and support services focused on covid-19 and the vaccine. Outreach efforts will focus on people living in the shelter system; those who are victims of domestic violence.
To hire a Vaccine Outreach Coordinator to provide older adults in Bushwick and East New York with accurate information about COVID-19 and the vaccine, navigation with setting up vaccination appointments, and transportation to appointments.
To further develop the organization’s COVID-19 Vaccine Education Project by hiring a BIPOC medical professional to conduct an educational series about the vaccine for court-involved youth and their families.
To expand community outreach in Brownsville, Crown Heights, and East Flatbush about COVID-19 prevention, and through a virtual town hall series to promote accurate information about the virus and the vaccine.
To build a network of medical, clinical, mental health, and spiritual leaders who can serve as credible health information messengers to address the distrust, anger, and frustration prevalent in Bedford Stuyvesant.
To create a public health information campaign to address legitimate concerns over the vaccination roll-out and the history of medical racism, to engage residents with dignity, to work to dispel fears around the vaccination, and work to increase the number of vaccinations made available and received in the Black community.